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May 2008 No40 EDITORIAL MAGAZINE Wind energy is riding high th 45 year President and CEO/Publisher: Frédérique Mutel mutel@jeccomposites.com Editor-in-chief: Frédéric Reux Tel: +33 (0)1 58 36 15 11 reux@jeccomposites.com Assistant editor: Franck Glowacz Tel: +33 (0)1 58 36 15 04 glowacz@jeccomposites.com The play on words is easy but it nonetheless conveys an indisputable reality: the energy sector is booming all over the world. Not a week goes by without the announcement of a new wind farm under construction, of an increase in the production capacities of a major player, or of another innovation to drive the market even further. Needless to say that there has been no shortage of announcements over the past few weeks. At the end of November, Siemens Canada Limited announced it has been awarded the largest wind turbine project in Canada to supply 86 wind turbines for the Wolfe Island Wind Project. A few days later, TPI Composites, a wind turbine blade supplier, and Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG), a composite part manufacturer, announced significant production capacity increases following a series of contracts secured with GE Energy. Two weeks later, GE Energy announced having signed a contract worth approximately $650 million to provide 333 wind turbines to Noble Environmental Power for new and expansion projects in New York and Texas, adding nearly 500 megawatts of wind power capacity to the country’s renewable energy supply. Shortly before that, LM Glassfiber inaugurated its second production unit in Dabaspet, Karnataka (India). This new factory is expected to produce approximately 800 blades per year. Not to mention that Vestas announced on the very same day, 27 December, the signing of three major contracts: a first with AES Corporation for the delivery of 52 V90-3.0 MW wind turbine units, a second for the supply of 32 V90-2.0 MW units for two projects in Spain, and a third for 36 wind turbines, once again for two more Spanish projects. To roundup this overview, it is worth mentioning that the UK Energy Secretary John Hutton unveiled a colossal 33 GW project in early December to supply electricity to 25 million homes in Great Britain by 2020. The UK intends to install 25 GW offshore in addition to the 8 GW already planned for 2014. This project requires further assessment and will be subject to evaluation of its environmental impact. The fact that politicians are planning such projects underlines the growing public awareness of sustainable development and the changes we must face. Experts have predicted that we only have 220 years worth of coal, 39 years of oil, and 60 years of natural gas left based on the current global growth rate. And we also have to take into account greenhouse gas effects. These figures may be contested but they certainly shed light on the matter. Fortunately we can still reasonably count on innovation and the optimism it brings. Recently, the French company Expansion & Développement installed a completely wind-powered Windela street light in an urban area. This street light is not made of composite but it could be one day. In Japan, another SME called Global Energy recently presented two new composite wind turbines at the 52nd FRP Con-Ex in Tokyo, which are suitable for household or small community purposes. In a manner of speaking, it’s energy close at hand for everyone. The potential for growth is never-ending. Happy reading! Technical topics: Pierre Lissac info@jeccomposites.com Copy-editor & Graphic designer: Marylène Guéret - gueret@jeccomposites.com Antoine Morel - morel@jeccomposites.com Advertising managers: Judith Blacker Africa, Asia Pacific, Benelux, Europe, Italy, Middle East, North America, Scandinavia & UK Tel: +33 (0)1 58 36 15 74 blacker@jeccomposites.com Mona Bielmeier Austria, Eastern Europe, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Switzerland & South America Tel: +33 (0)1 58 36 15 73 bielmeier@jeccomposites.com Circulation/Partnerships: presse@jeccomposites.com Sandrine Dumarquez dumarquez@jeccomposites.com Subscriptions: www.jeccomposites.com/magazine-subscription/ Fax: +33 (0)1 58 36 15 19 Tel: +33 (0)1 58 36 15 08 dumarquez@jeccomposites.com Unit price: €20 (8 issues a year) Marketing/Communication: Patrice Sinthon, sinthon@jeccomposites.com Printing: SPEI - Pulnoy (54), France Legal registration: ISSN 1639-965X - CPPAP: 1007 T 82488 Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 2008 Photos & illustrations: All rights reserved, unless mentioned. JEC Composites Magazine is published by JEC. 19, Bd de Courcelles 75008 Paris - France Tel: +33 (0)1 58 36 15 01 Fax: +33 (0)1 58 36 15 14 www.jeccomposites.com The reproduction, even partial, of articles and illustrations is forbidden, unless prior permission is obtained from JEC Composites Magazine. The management of JEC Composites Magazine reserves the right to refuse advertising. Total average Circulation: 21,939 copies* 21,320 copies BPA average qualified circulation 619 BPA average non qualified circulation *(BPA December 2007 Statement) Frédéric Reux Editor in chief No40 May 2008 / JEC Composites Magazine
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008

Cover
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NEWS WORLDWIDE | Companies
Nippon Graphite Fiber increases production capacity
World’s largest ECR glass fibre plant
CPIC and Abahsain set up glass fibre joint venture
Airbus negotiations called off in Germany
A400M static testing
Agenda of events
Equipment: non destructive control
BUSINESS
Market survey: India
Trends | Two major sustainable development challenges: raw materials and energy
Niche market | Taking up the rapid manufacturing challenge
Human capital |Choosing the right opportunity
FEATURE | Wind energy : Market update
History : Not just another windmill story
Process : An experimental vertical-axis wind turbine system
Composite manufacturing process for wind energy
Materials technology for the wind energy market
Equipment : The perfect mixture
USERS’ PLATFORM
Composites in the world : Bamboo helmet
Very exclusive business cards
World’s First Integrated Wind Turbines
Solar energy and hydrogen powered plane
Successful partners : Art nesting in a composite bower
Applications : A Hybrid composite carbody for korean tilting train
KNOW-HOW : Environment
Coupling agent : Composite stone
Process
Bonding : INDAR
Special Asia
News
Application
Products from exhibitors
Participating companies
Singapore today
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - CPIC and Abahsain set up glass fibre joint venture
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - A400M static testing
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Agenda of events
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Equipment: non destructive control
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - BUSINESS
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Market survey: India
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Trends | Two major sustainable development challenges: raw materials and energy
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Niche market | Taking up the rapid manufacturing challenge
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Human capital |Choosing the right opportunity
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - FEATURE | Wind energy : Market update
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - History : Not just another windmill story
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Process : An experimental vertical-axis wind turbine system
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Composite manufacturing process for wind energy
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Materials technology for the wind energy market
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Equipment : The perfect mixture
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - USERS’ PLATFORM
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Very exclusive business cards
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Solar energy and hydrogen powered plane
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Successful partners : Art nesting in a composite bower
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - 51
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Applications : A Hybrid composite carbody for korean tilting train
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - KNOW-HOW : Environment
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Coupling agent : Composite stone
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Process
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Bonding : INDAR
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Special Asia
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - News
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - III
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Application
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Products from exhibitors
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Participating companies
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - VII
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #40 - May 2008 - Singapore today
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